Ref.2018-0005_International Consultant for Technical Review of National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories – Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Sector

Location : home-based with 1 mission to Kazakhstan
Application Deadline :15-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :March-July 2018


Please note!

Your Proposal (max 10 MB) preferably to be submitted by email to: with the indication of Ref.2018-0005 in the subject line not later than 15 March 2018.

For detailed information on the position and the package of documents to be submitted, please refer to the Procurement Notice and Terms of Reference.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing or by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail   copying  


The project will enable Kazakhstan to prepare and submit its Seventh National Communication (7NC) and Third Biennial Report (3BR) to the Conference of Parties (CoP) of the UNFCCC in accordance with its commitments as a Party as mandated by Article 12 of the UNFCCC and subsequent CoP decisions. The project will update the information provided regarding national circumstances, inventories of greenhouse gases (GHG), policies and measures undertaken to mitigate climate change, assessments of vulnerability to climate change and steps taken to adapt, and information on public awareness, education, training, systematic research and observation, and technology transfer. The project will also increase the national technical and institutional capacities in preparing the NC/BR and assisting the Government to integrate climate change issues into sectoral and national development priorities that directly contribute to achieving the Sustainable development goal #13. 

The implementation of project objectives will support the Republic of Kazakhstan to prepare high quality National Communications (NCs) and Biennial Reports (BRs) to be submitted to the UNFCCC timely (i.e. once in four years in case of NCs and once in two years in case of BRs).

As GHG inventories are a key component of both the NCs and BRs, there are opportunities under the Project, on the one hand - for peer reviewing the most relevant chapters of the last available draft National Inventory Report (NIR) before its submission to the UNFCCC and its review; and on the other hand – for enhancing the level of knowledge of the national experts and partner institutions involved in the development of national GHG Inventory, specifically in the light of the findings of the peer review exercise to be undertaken and of the recommendations for inventory improvements to be considered in the process of developing the NC of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the UNFCCC. One of the findings of the national GHG experts and international expertise was that LULUCF sector in National inventory report occur as a one of the biggest emitter of GHG. National partner (Ministry of energy) of the project ask UNDP and project to find international expert who will perform enhanced review of the LULUCF sector to find miscalculations or methodological mistakes.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant Consultant for Technical Review of National GHG Inventories –LULUCF Sector will be the GEF/UNDP project team member and will be responsible for:

  1. Perform the peer review of national GHG inventory – LULUCF Sector and of Chapter 6 ‘LULUCF Sector’ of the draft ‘National Inventory Report: 1990-2015, Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in the Republic of Kazakhstan’ before submission to the UNFCCC. Identify gaps in the methods of calculations of emissions from the LULUCF sector, give recommendations on improving inventory methodology form the sector (Please see scope of work (1))
  2. Perform 2-day training of the national experts and institutions involved in the development of GHG Inventory for LULUCF Sector (Please see instructions (2)), considering specifically as main background materials:
    1. the tools and training materials;
    2. the peer review findings and recommendations. 

Full scope of work is in the Terms of Reference.


  • An independent, reliable, responsible self-motivator, able to work under pressure and focus on results.
  • Excellent communication, team-building and diplomatic skills to develop partnerships and experience in conducting technical presentations with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities.
  • Ability to use information and communication technologies as tools and resources.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Postgraduate or other advanced university degree) in forestry, agriculture or another field closely related to LULUCF sector’s GHG inventory.


  • Demonstrated working experience in the field of inventory of GHG, and at least 4 years of working experience in application of IPCC methodologies for preparation of GHG inventories – LULUCF sector.
  • Proven international experience in providing technical review services of national GHG inventories (preferably LULUCF sector).
  • Proven experience in designing and/or providing professional trainings for the GHG Inventory staff.
  • Proven experience in working with international or local organizations on similar assignments. Successful experience in working with UN agencies is an asset.
  • Familiarity with UNDP/GEF programming policies, templates and requirements.
  • Prior working experience in Kazakhstan and CIS or knowledge of its current socio-economic situation would be an advantage.


  • Proficiency in English, excellent analytical and drafting skills; knowledge of written and spoken local language (preferably Russian) is an advantage.

Application Procedure: Only full submitted application will be considered!!!

The application of the candidate must include:

  • A duly completed and signed letter from the applicant to UNDP, confirming his / her interest and willingness to assign an individual contractor (UNDP format);
  • Personal CV or UNDP P11 form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
  • The financial proposal should include all costs associated with the performance of these works / services, indicating the detailed breakdown according to the attached form.

Important Note! The applications (max. 10 MB) preferably to be sent to indicating Ref.2018-0005 in the subject line of your e-mail.

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